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Dogs And Boats - The Beer'd Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 15
Hads: 97
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 4.11%
Wants: 25
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Beer'd Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: chadb on 03-07-2014

Utilizing some hard to come by hops (Citra & Mosaic) this big juicy DIPA yields loads of citrus, tropical fruit and even red berry notes.
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Reviews: 15 | Hads: 97
Reviews by diverite:
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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Photo of chippo33
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look out Southern New England, here is your competition for dipas (65 characters)

Photo of ExtraStout
4.07/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 64 oz growler. Pours a hazey golden color with a thick tight white foamy head with nice lacing. Smell and taste is mostly like fruit basket of citrus with some light malts. Mouth feel is good with loads of taste. Beer'ds most highly brew and from what I've had so far from then I agree. Must try. (310 characters)

Photo of WesMantooth
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

About a week old. Poured from a howler into a new Beerd snifter. Both courtesy of @homebrew

A - Pours a deep yellow, more golden color. Very hazy. Not much head even with a fairly hard pour. What is there is a very thin,tiny bubbled white foam.

S - Like a grapefruit bomb. Citrus and hemp. No shortage of very fresh, funky good smelling hops.

T - I didn't think it smelled bad at all, but the taste is far less one dimensional than I would have guessed. Still all citrus, but not all grapefruit. It is dominant, but also some pineapple, tangerine, and melon flavors. Very tropical and much sweeter than I would have predicted. Almost a candied sugar that reminds me of Great Lakes Chillwave and Deschutes Fresh Squeezed. Fairly dank finish with solid bitterness. Very well masked 9%.

F - Maybe slightly below avg on the carbonation. Not too dry. Not too slick. Very much right down the middle. Alcohol not noticeable at all.

O - I am a bit biased towards tropical hops, but this a very well done DIPA. It could probably use a tad more malt balance, but when it comes to taste - I still have this one in world class range. One of those deadly easy drinking beers. (1,173 characters)

Photo of jcflorian
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent Imperial IPA from another great Connecticut brewery. This beer seriously gives Ghandi Bot a run for its money as CT's best imperial ipa.

Fantastic aroma, Citra/Mosaic combo is awesome. Very well balanced with generous malt bill.

My 1st offering from this brewery. Being only 90 minutes away, will be the 1st of what I hope is many.

Great job guys (365 characters)

Photo of CayseyW
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Slightly hazy and golden amber; small head but somewhat creamy which creates noticeable lacing.

Smell: The smell is big, really big. It starts with a lot of citrus–mostly grapefruit. No mistaking the citra and mosaic hops.

Taste: The taste is dangerously good, and that's in the literal sense because it goes down way too easy for a DIPA weighing in at over 9%. The flavors don't deviate from the smell and I'm glad. You get the grapefruit you were promised in the aroma right up front and then it finishes with subtle herbal notes. There is a lot going on here, especially as the beer warms. And the hop balance is immaculate, both the citra and mosaic shine in different moments.

Feel: really soft feel for such a big beer. Could use a bit more carb but I like what it's got going on.

Overall: It's borderline world class for sure. If Beer'd continues to expand its output and begins canning this I expect it to become highly sought after by enthusiasts around New England and beyond. (999 characters)

Photo of BranfordBound
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had on cask at the brewery on June 26th. Casked on white peaches. Poured a super cloudy light gold with barely any head. Smelled so damn fruity and sweet. Taste is super sweet upfront with peaches in the middle. Finishes with a strong juicy hop note from the citra and mosaic that totally lingers. Ultra smooth mouthfeel and super easy to drink. (345 characters)

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Roguer
4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful hazy, pulpy orange brew. Huge fluffy white head with incredible retention.

Huge sweet citrus and tropical aroma with light biscuits. Green and hoppy.

Taste follows. Even fruiter than I'd guess for the hops. Juicy. Slightly dank finish.

Like drinking juice. No heat or sting. Slightly syrupy, but it doesn't detract.

Fantastic, juicy, drinkable DIPA. (363 characters)

Photo of JRFresh
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SenorQuesadilla
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of grahuba
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear orange body. Small white head and a chunky collar.

Smell - Citrus hops. A little boozy. Pale malt and some cracker.

Taste - Citrus. A little tropical. Pale malt sweetness. A touch astringent. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation, maybe a function of the growler. Medium to medium heavy.

Overall - Really nice. I'd prefer it be a little less sweet, but it's really good. (454 characters)

Photo of geofftrojans
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Kevincredible
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GmAn613
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was a grapefruit bomb, and I absolutely loved it. I'm not caught up in appearances, so the minimal head and lacing had no effect on my overall review. It smells and tastes delicious. Absolutely thrilled to have tried it. Beer'd is doing something magical with IPAs. (270 characters)

Photo of trevorpost
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served into a tulip from a 32oz squealer
Pours a deep golden color with less than half an inch of rapidly receding head. Hazy but not opaque.
Smells of intense grapefruit, mango, a bit of pine and some faint malt sweetness.
Taste is much of the same, but with a stronger malt sweetness than in the noise. Grapefruit remains the most pronounced flavor. Some alcohol sweetness as well. Firmly bitter in the finish.
Feels a bit heavy, it doesn't taste boozy per se, but the abv isn't a surprise.
Wonderful smelling brew, quite tasty as well. Not something that I could do frequently due to the sweetness and booze, but as a nice representation of a bigger DIPA. (659 characters)

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjp217
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GinjaSlice
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of threephase
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of RMoeNay
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BColton1
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of HopsHopenstein
4/5  rDev -8.7%

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Dogs And Boats from The Beer'd Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.